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T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

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T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#1 Post by krsamy2022 » Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:38 am

Recently I bought a used T480. It got a 250MB M.2 SATA SSD. When I tried to install a Intel 1TB M.2 NVME SSD, it is not getting recognised in the adaptor board. But a 480 GB M.2 WD green sata SSD, is recognised. SO are there 2 different versions of these adaptor boards one for sata and another for NVME? Thanks for any help

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Re: T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#2 Post by BillMorrow » Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:32 am

hello and welcome to the forum..
M.2 SSD NVME, oh so many acronyms..
480GB..? never heard of such..
512gig, 1TB, 256gb yes..
maybe you answered your question yourself..
i did some research on these when i started to get X1 carbons and X1 extremes..
different and different sockets on the system boards..
i know this is not an answer but it might be a direction to look..
when i need an SSD i go to amazon and look around, i suspect there is amazon in india.. :)
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Re: T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#3 Post by Saucey » Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:37 am

On the PSREF it'll sometimes say *some* have NVMe compatibility, while others have SATA. However I always presumed this just meant it came with a SATA or NVMe SSD, as previous PSREFs would say something similar if an older machine came with a spinning HDD or SSD.
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Re: T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:30 pm

What is the FRU part number of the adapter?
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Re: T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#5 Post by esens11 » Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:11 am

krsamy2022 wrote:
Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:38 am
Recently I bought a used T480. It got a 250MB M.2 SATA SSD. When I tried to install a Intel 1TB M.2 NVME SSD, it is not getting recognised in the adaptor board. But a 480 GB M.2 WD green sata SSD, is recognised. SO are there 2 different versions of these adaptor boards one for sata and another for NVME? Thanks for any help
i think/hope this post should answer your question (since I wondered the same thing about this device):
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... =2#4526983

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Re: T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#6 Post by OneByteCPU » Sat May 14, 2022 3:00 pm

The WWAN slot will take either M.2 SATA or NVMe. But it's only 2 lanes.

The adapter that goes in the 2.5" bay may be specific to one or the other but I don't think so. I've seen these on eBay cheap and if you want to run NVMe that is the way to go as that adapter supports 4 lanes rather than the two the WWAN slot supports. Mine has NVMe cards in both places with no issues.
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Re: T480 used - only supports M.2 Sata not NVME

#7 Post by revjasper » Fri May 27, 2022 12:31 pm

If you've not solved this yet, here's a suggestion: Head into the BIOS and set SATA operation from RAID to ACHI.

I had this same problem with a Lenovo Yoga 6 (the blue jeans one) and even went as far as returning the NVMe drive that I'd bought. That one change was all it took for the system to see the drive.

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